Over 600 doors on the Quartermile development in Edinburgh will feature 3000 Series concealed door closers from Astra Door Controls. The closers were chosen by the door manufacturers and architectural ironmongers to suit the sleek, modern interiors of the apartments at Quartermile since they are concealed in the door’s hinge edge, yet comply with all building and fire regulations.
The Quartermile is a high quality mixed use redevelopment of the 19-acre former Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh site overlooking The Meadows designed by Foster and Partners. The development is led by Quartermile Developments who carry out their own high quality fit out works and the main contractor for the building shell is Robert McAlpine. The scheme comprises a mixture of new build apartments converted from the existing hospital buildings, new build offices, affordable homes and retails and leisure outlets.
The 3000 series of concealed door closers from Astra is manufactured in the UK, in four different power sizes with adjustable closing speed and latching action for different size and weights of doors. A unique hydraulic piston assembly, designed by Astra, offers an adjustable, controlled rate of door closure together with an adjustable ‘snap action’ for overcoming the latch.
The closers’ quality design and build makes it perfect for high traffic applications, both commercial and residential. Unlike other concealed closers on the market, the Astra 3000 series is fully controlled and adjustable, making it a really viable alternative to overhead products at a sensible price. This adjustability helps specifiers to achieve doors which comply with the Equality Act 2010, Building Regs and PAS 24 for entrance doors and the RRO for fire doors.